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Shannon Christmas Passenger Numbers Up as Festive Season Gets Better and Better

Shannon Christmas Passenger Numbers Up as Festive Season Gets Better and Better

Shannon Airport’s Christmas is set to get even better with passenger numbers over the festive season to increase by 5% on last year. Over 70,000 passengers are expected to use the airport from this weekend through to the New Year, up from 66,500 last year.

This is the fourth successive since Shannon received its independence that it has achieved Christmas season growth. It adds to the positivity already generated in the run up to the holidays by confirmation that Norwegian Air International is to establish services from Shannon to North America after receiving its transatlantic permit from the US Department of Transport.

The mood at the airport was also heightened by winning the ‘Airport Achievement’ accolade at the Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin.

Matthew Thomas, Shannon Airport Chief Executive, said: “Airports are a special place at Christmas and we are even happier this year as there are more passengers coming through than any year since Shannon achieved independence. There’s probably no place better to get the real magic of Christmas than an airport. You see all the emotion of people coming back, being greeted by family and friends. It’s a really special time.

“We are on a bit of a high, between the buzz of Christmas, our increased passenger numbers, the awards win, the Norwegian Air International announcement, and things are generally on the up across the region. It’s going to be a good Christmas.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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